What Is A Floating Floor? What You Need To Know

If you’re thinking of installing a new floor in your home, you certainly aren’t without your lack of options. Even if you’ve decided that now is the time for those new floors you’ve always dreamed of, where do you even begin? Floating floors are an option that have increased in popularity in the last few years, but like anything there are a number of things you need to be aware of before you can make any type of confident decision one way or the other.

Floating Floor

Floating Floor

What is a Floating Floor?

In order to be considered a true floating floor, you need to be dealing with a floor that does not need to either be nailed or glued to a sub floor in any way as you would with other types of materials. In essence, the term “floating floor” refers specifically to the type of installation required and little else. As with anything, it has become something of a marketing term in recent years and has often been applied in situations where it isn’t warranted.

Floating Floor Materials

Based on this simple concept, floating floors have become a popular option for do-it-yourselfers all over the country due to their general ease of installation. So long as you’re confident connecting different sections of the floating floor material together over the sub floor on your own, this is easily something that a homeowner can manage him or herself. There is also the choice of engineered or laminate timber flooring.

Another one of the major benefits of floating floor materials is that they’re inherently flexible. Not only are they easy to install to quickly update the space you’re working with and inject a breath of fresh air into your home, but they’re even easier to update and maintain. Individual sections can easily be replaced and you can make a few small modifications to give it a whole new look any time you’d like. Floating floors come in a multitude of species, such as bamboo, oak and jarrah.

Floating Floor Considerations

Just because floating floors are easy to install, however, doesn’t mean that they’re ideal for every room of your home. They are commonly not recommended for areas of your home that may experience a high level of moisture, for example, meaning that you’ll definitely want to pursue other options in your bathroom, your kitchen or even in your foyer.

Fowles Timber Flooring Showroom

At Fowles, we’re proud to be your primary source for all of your floating floor and home renovation needs. Our Timber Flooring Showroom has over 150 species of flooring available for you to inspect at warehouse prices direct to the public. Our free measure and quote service is backed up by a network of professional installers that can have your floor laid within the week. We also have weekly timber and building materials auctions and carpet sales that can allow you to save a huge amount of money over their suggested retail price, so be sure to check back often. For further information, please contact us today.